|Roaster Location:||Durango, Colorado|
|Coffee Origin:||Valle de Cauca, Colombia|
|Est. Price:||$19.95/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||May 2020|
|Acidity /Structure :||8|
Blind Assessment: Bold, rich, confident. Strawberry, magnolia, baking chocolate, fresh-cut fir, maple syrup in aroma and cup. Deeply sweet structure with brisk acidity; saturating, satiating mouthfeel. A gentle decrescendo of all cup attributes carries into the pleasing finish.
Notes: This coffee tied for the fourth-highest rating in a cupping of “desert-island coffees” submitted by roasters for Coffee Review’s May 2020 tasting report. Produced by Luis and Rigoberto Herrera at Las Margaritas Farm entirely of the Yellow Bourbon variety of Arabica and processed by the washed or wet method (fruit skin and pulp are removed before drying). Located in southwestern Colorado, Durango Coffee lays claim to a rich coffee history that dates to 1986. Its motto is “Tough Town, Great Coffee.” Visit www.durangocoffee.com or call 800-748-2275 for more information.
The Bottom Line : A classic Colombia cup: big-bodied, roundly bright, straight-ahead.
This review originally appeared in the May, 2020 tasting report: Desert-Island Coffees: What To Drink When You’re Stuck at Home